CPA Canada Awards of Excellence in Public Sector Financial Management - Nomination period extended

Jan 15, 2014, 13:00 ET from CPA Canada

TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - The deadline to submit nominations for The CPA Canada Awards of Excellence in Public Sector Financial Management has been extended to February 21, 2014.

Presented annually by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), the program honours the exceptional work of a federal public servant or team that excels in the field of financial management. The initiative was formerly called the Award of Excellence for Comptrollership in the Public Sector.

"The goal is to recognize excellence in public sector financial management and inspire others to strive for outstanding performance," says Kevin Dancey, FCPA, FCA, president and CEO, CPA Canada.

Award categories include Innovation, Financial Leadership (CFO) and Lifetime Achievement.

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), the award program's Platinum sponsor, shares a similar goal of identifying and advancing the best practices in public financial management and governance.

Award nominations can be submitted by any person within the Government of Canada, as well as the general public. An independent selection committee comprised of senior public servants and industry experts will determine the 2014 winners. The awards will be presented at a gala in Ottawa in May.

Additional details about the awards and the nomination process are available online at